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Japan Inc. is paying dividends like never before, and that’s poised to lure more investors, according to Nomura Holdings Inc.

Dividends for companies traded on the first section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange reached an estimated ¥14.5 trillion ($133 billion) in August, according to data from Nomura. That’s more than double the amount in December 2012, when Prime Minister Shinzo Abe came to power, making corporate governance and deploying cash a priority.

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